PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Matt Sandusky To Appear On Oprah Winfrey Network

Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry who alleged his father sexually abused him, will appear on an interview during “Oprah Prime” on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Thursday, July 17 at 9 p.m.

The preview for the episode of Oprah’s show says Matt will reveal “never-before-heard details of the sexual abuse he experienced as a child at the hands of his adopted father, and why he is choosing to speak out now.” Matt first came forward about the alleged abuse during his father’s trial, but has not publicly spoke about it since and never filed charges. He was later one of 26 people who was awarded a settlement by Penn State.

From the network preview:

He shares a deeply personal account of the grooming, methodical control and manipulation he faced as a child and responds to the accusations his adoptive mother, Dottie Sandusky, made on national television accusing him of lying and stealing from the family.

Since the trial, Matt and his wife founded their own child abuse awareness charity, the Peaceful Hearts Foundation. The network’s teaser, in which Matt says, “at bedtime, his ritual began,” can be seen here.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

Comments

Other posts by Tim

Penn State’s New Academic Mark Is Just Awful

My brain is not able to understand how a team of people supposedly proficient in this industry gathered, looked at this new mark, and said, “Yes, this will do!”

Penn State Hoops To Host DePaul In Inaugural Gavitt Tipoff

James Franklin To Throw First Pitch At Yankee Stadium On April 28

Join Onward State: Spring 2019 Application

Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers? More importantly –do ya like having fun? Believe it or not, it’s that time again. Onward State is hiring for the spring semester and we’d […]

Your Guide To Finding Last-Minute Graduation Housing

If you and your family are entering your last spring semester with a lot less coordination, there are some still some limited but available options for graduation day accommodations.

Send this to a friend